Sunday 18th June 2006 - Llangollen

On Sunday 18 June our walks are in the Llangollen area of North Wales where we are providing three walks. The coach will leave school as usual at 8.00 am prompt. There are toilets in Llangollen before the walks start ( 20 pence per visit) . We plan to leave Llangollen at 5.00 pm to be back in Formby at about 7.00 pm. All walks finish in Llangollen where there are teashops, open until 4.30 pm, and pubs. Conditions underfoot, plenty of mud, mean walking boots will be essential.

Please return Booking form by Thurday 8th June.
‘A’ and 'B+' Walk
Distance:11 miles
Ascent: 2,100 ft
David Poole
Ian Currie

Leaving the coach at Llidiart–y-Parc on the A5 (GR 117,433), we begin our ascent to the Berwyn Ridge via sheep pastures, forest tracks and grouse moor to arrive at the day's high point at Moel Fferna (2066 ft.). 
The views from the top are stunning in all directions and well worth the effort expended in climbing to the top.
The walk continues in a generally easterly direction all along the ridge to Vivod Mountain (1804 ft) before descending into the Dee valley on a good farm track which takes us back into the middle of Llangollen for well deserved refreshments and our coach home.

‘B’ Walk
Distance: 8½ miles
Ascent: 1,450 ft
John McEvoy
David Wake

Heading southwards through the outskirts of Llangollen we pick up the rough track Allt y Bedi that climbs steadily through woodland. As the climb eases we reach minor roads leading to grassy fields and on up to open moorland.
We skirt the northern flank of Y Foel to reach a cart track that we follow almost all the way back to Llangollen.
This track, at first on open moorland, passes farmland and then descends steeply through trees to the outskirts of Llangollen. Field paths and lanes bring us to Riverside Park and the riverside walkway back to the centre of Llangollen.

‘C’ Walk
Distance: 7 miles.
Ascent: 600 ft
Steve Wright

David Turton

This circular walk starting from Llangollen includes woodland, open fields, riverbanks, a canal towpath and crosses a scree slope, (via a well used path). From Llangollen we climb slowly to meet Offa's Dyke Path, which we follow for some distance before descending to the Clwydian Way.
This takes us past the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey and on to the Llangollen canal that we follow back into Llangollen.